Spazio contemporanea, Brescia (Italy)
From 16th March to 14th April 2019, part of Meccaniche della Meraviglia 13
Geminantis means reiterating, but also to add, to double, to integrate. Geminantis wants to focus on the artist’s identity, emphasizing the importance of the idea, the inspiration and the process that leads to the creation of the work of art.
A dialogue between two artists, Laura Renna and Silvia Inselvini, which addresses the theme of art as a physical and mental process, often hidden from the viewer and, even more often, jealously kept secret as an intimate and personal ritual that the artist undertakes to express himself and his way of relating to the external world.
To this aspect are also added the identity and being methodical, primary for the exhibited works’ meanings.
Laura Renna‘s work (San Pietro Vernotico, Brindisi, Italy, 1971) investigates the remote sense of a natural communion of things with man: working with nature as an organic womb that produces life and transforms matter, also develops a multiform idea of works, that extends from sculpture to installation, from photography to the environment, in a slow process empathetic with materials. Laura Renna is an artist who shuns the definitions of gender, her work is polymorphic. Nature, sculpture, photography, craft and industrial work, memory, metamorphosis, space, are themes around which his research moves.
The work of Silvia Inselvini (Brescia, Italy, 1987), instead, is based on the repetition, the repetition of the gesture, working through an individual research rooted in the deepest part of her being. Identity is one of the fundamental elements for her poetics, her works speak of her and the ritual by which she creates them, that in some cases lasts months.
The creative process of Silvia Inselvini begins with the sketch, a precise and definite note that derives from the vision previously thought out, with the addition of quotations, phrases, colors, to define the work from a theoretical and poetic point of view. Then begins the craftsmanship, obsessive and sleepless, that characterizes all her works and that directly compares with the materials, fabrics, ink, rope, wood, but that closely follows what has been previously imagined.
© Mauro Novaglio
Courtesy Laura Renna and Silvia Inselvini